TA couple of preseason favorites to win their conference championships clash on Thursday when LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers to Wells Fargo Center-PA to take on Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. Although both the Lakers and Sixers entered the seasons with high hopes, both teams are struggling to stay within the top six seeds. Will the Lakers show why they remain a viable challenger to the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns? Or will the 76ers show they can beat the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks?
Check out NitroBetting’s preview of the upcoming Lakers vs. 76ers game. Find essential information, statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds down below. More than that, we share timely betting trends and predictions geared to make your betting experience worthwhile.
Lakers vs. 76ers Game Information
- When: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: TNT
- Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Lakers) / 97.5 The Fanatic FM (76ers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Lakers (TBA) / 76ers (TBA)
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled this season, no doubt. But not only did their last win bring them to .500 with a 24-24 victory, but it happened against one of the best teams in the Association, the Brooklyn Nets. On Jan. 25, the Lakers beat Brooklyn 106-96 as a -3.5 chalk. The victory happened on Brooklyn’s floor.
James was unbelievable with a 33 points, 6 assists, and 7 rebounds performance. The game also marked Anthony Davis’ return from injury, which means Davis should play much better in this, his second game back.
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
Philadelphia heads into this having won 3-of-4. The lone loss was a 102-101 game versus the Los Angeles Clippers. On Jan. 19, Philly beat Orlando 123-110 to cover. Then on Jan. 23, the 76ers squashed the Sacramento Kings 115-109 and then on Jan. 25, Philadelphia beat New Orleans 117-107.
The Sixers are playing so well that they’ve climbed to the 6-seed on the Eastern Conference standings, which means if the playoffs started today, Philadelphia wouldn’t have to throw down in the play-in tournament.
Lakers vs. 76ers Betting Trends
- Lakers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games against Philadelphia.
- Lakers are 1-5 SU in the last 6 games against Philadelphia.
- The total went over in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games.
- 76ers are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 games.
- 76ers are 12-3 SU in the last 15 games.
- The total went under in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games against LA Lakers.
Lakers vs. 76ers Expert Betting Prediction
Philadelphia’s record is a terrific 28-19. The 76ers are just 2 games behind conference leader Miami, which is one of the reasons they should go off a solid favorite to cover in this once oddsmakers set a spread line.
No matter the odds, Philadelphia should cover. The Lakers are a much better team with Davis than they are without. But Davis will require games to get back into NBA shape. He scored just 8 points versus a Brooklyn team missing Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, shooting guard Joe Harris and power forward Paul Millsap. On Thursday night, Davis faces one of the best front lines in pro hoops.
Coach Doc Rivers won’t sit Tobias Harris or Joel Embiid. Rivers can’t afford to sit any players when the difference between the 6-seed and the 7, the 7-seed must battle in the play-in tournament, is 2.5 games. The Lakers should bounce off the fantastic effort versus Brooklyn. The Sixers are at full strength and are a better team with Tyrese Maxey at point guard than Ben Simmons. Philadelphia wins and covers.
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